Which thermometer is best for newborns? mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 564 posts
3rd Mar '13

so have any tried
DualScan Ear & Forehead Thermometer?

I am trying to add this to baby registry (babiesrus)

Lilly and Laya's momma Due May 24 (boy); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 8395 posts
3rd Mar '13

For a newborn a rectal is best

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 7410 posts
status 3rd Mar '13

rectal and then i think at 3 months (im not positive) then the ear is accurate. We used a regular rectal thermometer from a red cross health kit. Then we got a Braun ear thermometer, since thats what i see at the pediatricians office.

Charla Thomas 1 child; Topeka, Kansas 75 posts
3rd Mar '13

My little man is 7 months old and we still use the rectal here at home.
in fact the last time i took him to the hospital (less than 2 months ago) they also used a rectal on him. i guess it is just your preference. \
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